Austin Woolridge is the CEO and co-founder of Players’ Lounge, a platform for gamers to play their favorite games in head to head competitions and tournaments for prizes. Austin believes that gamers should have the opportunity to make money playing video games without dedicating their lives to becoming a pro player. Players’ Lounge is a ycombinator backed start up that has partnered with EA Sports, AB InBev, New York City Football Club and more. Players’ Lounge services millions of dollars in prize money each month and has been featured in ESPN, Sports Illustrated and Tech Crunch.
Austin holds a bachelor degree in History from Wesleyan University, where he was a four year starter on the men's soccer team. He is also an accomplished music producer, scoring hits for French Montana, Fabolous, Pusha T, and Kid Ink.